The F word

I hear it all around these days: the F word. No, not that four-letter one, but: forgiveness. It is yet another topic buzzing around: yesterday in church, today in the newspaper, so again: a God thing?

Forgiveness is so central to Christian belief that you’d almost miss the point. I mean, danger is that we narrow it down to a concept of God forgiving man his sins, where forgiveness is actually a basis for sustainable relationships and a healthy society. ‘Without forgiveness no future’, as bishop Tutu says.
Our colleagues in London run a Relationships Skills course that is centered around this theme. And our colleagues from Switzerland made a documentary on forgiveness in Rwanda.

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